Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kiss Me In Paris by Kimberly Kinrade & Dymtry Karpov: Guest Post, Character Interview and Excerpt


Seven Items on Dmytry's Bucket List
Dmytry Karpov

Visit Paris. Because I wrote a novel about it but have never been. 

Sell a screenplay. I love movies and writing, so I'd be crazy not to want this. 

Write for a video game that allows players to follow different narrative branches based on their choices. 

Become a New York Times Bestselling Author. Pretty sure most authors want this. 

Set up a scholarship for writers struggling with finances.

Set up a school that focuses on creative writing, because it's very hard to find great teachers of the craft. And even harder to get the chance to work with them one on one.  

Win a big award. I don't know which one. Doesn't really matter. It just has to be prestigious.
Character Interview with Winter Deveaux
  by Kimberly Kinrade


What do you think makes a good story?

WD: Something that delves deeply into the complexities of human emotion and that covers the full spectrum of emotion. A good story should make you laugh and cry. It should make you angry and make you cheer for your favorite characters. In the end, a good story should feel like YOUR story. The characters should feel real to you and their plight should resonate with you.

Tell us about your family.

WD: My family is crazy! I have five sisters, and as if that wasn't enough estrogen, my cousin, Daring, came to live with us when she was a kid after her parents died. As sad as it was, I loved growing up with her. My parents are both professors at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and most of my siblings are off traveling the world having all kinds of adventures. I guess wanderlust runs in the family.

What was the scariest moment of your life?

WD: Oh, that's a hard one to talk about. Something happened to me in high school that I really don't like telling anyone about, but it was the scariest moment of my life and really screwed me up for awhile. I've since learned that it is possible to face the darkness in your past and heal from it, it's just not at all easy.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

WD: Cade and I like to cuddle up at home with a movie and popcorn, or we put music on and dance in our living room. Pretty much anything that includes Cade.


Who should play you in a film?

Jenifer Lawrence, if she dyed her hair black. I adore her.


What is your favorite meal? 

If bread can be a meal, then the buttery, delicious, garlic bread at Vincent's. Oh my God, so yummy! It's like carb heaven. The chicken is good too.


Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1187 KB
Print Length: 314 pages
Publisher: Daring Books (25 Jun 2013)

Travel to the most romantic city in the world and fall in love with Winter and Cade!
When the city of love brings two lost souls together, only their darkest secrets can tear them apart.

Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to break out as a real author. She thinks Paris holds the answer to a new start, but when her nightmare follows her across the world, she's forced to face the darkness living like cancer inside her soul. If she doesn't, she might miss her chance to become the kind of writer she's always wanted to be. But more than that, she'll miss out on the greatest love she's ever known.

Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. But ghosts from his past still haunt him, and circumstances beyond his control may decide his fate.

When Winter and Cade meet, everything they believe about life, love and what it means to be happy is put to the test.

Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together? Or will their darkest secrets tear them apart?

Kiss Me in Paris is a standalone novel in the Kiss Me Series. Travel the world with the Deveaux sisters as they find love, and trouble, in all the right places.

Reviews are in for Kiss Me in Paris

5 stars "I experienced every emotion as each character felt it. Every tear, every laugh, all of the fear, anxiety, and stress, I experienced every last bit of it. And even though this is a romance, there are tears. I cried more times reading Kiss Me in Paris than I did watching Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song. Kiss Me in Paris left me hollow when I finally finished it. I feel as if a piece of me was left in the words as I read. And for once, I have a book to call my favorite." ~Merumei on Amazon

5 stars "A timeless and beautiful love story that will sweep you off your feet, but it's also much more than that." ~Amy Conley, Amazon

5 stars "Beautifully drawn characters and stunning pallets that bring you in to Paris itself." ~Stormy, Amazon

No one knows my secret. Ever since high school, ever since I started living in fear, no one has known the true me. But then I met him, and I couldn't hide anymore. 

He became my hero, saving me from the villain of my past. He became my friend, his smile a blanket of warmth. And he scared me. Because he, this beautiful man, he might become more. Then he'd see the real me, and I couldn't let that happen. 

My name is Winter, and what I desire most I can't have. 

Flashes of the night I was drugged rush back to me. His strong arms carrying me through the streets of Paris. The feel of his heart beating as my head rested against his chest. The soft press of his lips against my forehead when he thought I was asleep. 

Oh shit. I'm falling for the cowboy. Cade. 

But we can't be anything more. He has his own secrets. His own darkness he keeps hidden, like the letter he keeps with him everywhere he goes. 

The letter he refuses to open.



New Adult Contemporary Romance - 87, 000 words - Standalone in the Kiss Me series. 

Travel the world with the Deveaux's as they find love, and trouble, in all the right places.

Pick up your copy of Kiss Me in Paris on Amazon, B&N, and wherever ebooks are sold.
Look for the paperback and hardback coming soon.


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